Somerset Chancellor Court
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
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... do and see, although it’s not exactly what you would call authentic. As always, the streets are crowded and most of the buildings are tall, thin and colourful. The telephone and water lines are shockingly numerous and there is no space to walk on the sidewalks, ever. Everywhere you will see people wearing conical hats, riding bicycles and selling bread and Pho soup. To sell their famous banh mi bread, people ride around on bikes with loud speakers ...
... to feed 4 people well and the sort of quantity that would keep me and Dave going for a few days! The star of the show was the fried local Mekong fish served with head, tail and scales intact, positioned upright in a stand as if still swimming. It grinned gruesomely at me as I ate it but it was really tasty so I did not mind too much. There were also king prawns, wonton soup, fried spring rolls, fresh spring rolls, thick chunks of stir fried bacon and some curious ...
... we dined in complete darkness on an Eastern inspired menu served to us by Vinh, our personal blind waiter who talked us through how to experience dining with no sight. 13 dishes over 3 courses meant there was plenty of guesswork involved regarding what we ate - relying on taste, smell and feel rather than sight to inform our minds what we had been served up - thoroughly enjoyable!
Sadly we were informed that ...
... interesting, the taxi driver from the airport tried to scam us by claiming there were 4 other hotels called the same as ours......he stopped and made phone calls and put on quite a show. Being a bit more savvy these days we stood our ground and when we eventually arrived at the hotel gave him the agreed fare only. We then insulted him by offering a 10000 dong (about 30p) tip......which he refused and walked away with awry smile.......ha ha!
... in 1973 the U.S pulled out of the war after it became too costly in both lives and money. This was largely due to an attack called the Tet offensive, when the Viet Cong (north Vietnam) launched a surprise attack during Tet (Chinese new year). Although the loss of Viet Cong lives was greater, it was a turning point. To cut a long story short, The north won, America went back with its tail between its legs and Vietnam is now a communist country. Saigon was ...